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  • Hutchison & O2: 'A deal that makes sense'  Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 4:35 AM ET

    Hutchison Whampoa is in talks with Telefonica about buying O2. CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi says Telefonica is known for its high amount of debt, so it's "a keen and willing seller."

  • BlackBerry-Samsung deal will make sense: Analyst  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 10:23 PM ET

    Jan Dawson, Chief Analyst at Jackdaw Research, says a buyout by Samsung will remove uncertainties for BlackBerry and allow it to rebuild itself, while Samsung gets a good deal for BlackBerry's assets.

  • Did BlackBerry, Samsung engage in takeover talks?  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 8:21 PM ET

    Sachin Shah, Special Situations & Merger Arbitrage Strategist at Albert Fried and Company, discusses news that Blackberry has denied reports it was in talks with Samsung about a potential takeover.

  • Tech Mahindra's M&A strategy  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 7:43 PM ET

    CP Gurnani, CEO and Managing Director of Tech Mahindra, discusses the company's recent acquisitions and outlines how they help the firm to grow in areas like network services.

  • Jan 13- Pet supply retailer PetSmart Inc disclosed on Tuesday it was in talks to acquire or merge with a privately held rival, but ended talks over competition and antitrust concerns. PetSmart succumbed to calls from Jana Partners LLC and other large shareholders for a sale last month by agreeing to be bought by a private equity consortium led by BC Partners Ltd...

  • Why was Malaysia's three-way bank merger nulled  Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 12:31 AM ET

    Jan Bellens, Global Emerging Markets Leader for Banking & Capital Markets at EY, discusses news that a deal to merge CIMB Group with RHB Capital and Malaysian Building Society, has been called off.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 13- Malaysia's proposed $20 billon bank merger to create the world's biggest Islamic bank will be scrapped, according to two people with knowledge of the matter. The merger of CIMB Holdings, RHB Capital Bhd and Malaysia Building Society Bhd was expected to create a banking group with assets of about $190 billion. An announcement on the...

  • DETROIT, Jan 12- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne said on Monday he is not in talks with another automaker on a merger, but that there needs to be consolidation throughout the industry to develop new products. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is going to conduct a review of the targets by 2018, and Marchionne said he...

  • M&A: A surge in healthcare deals  Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 11:40 AM ET

    As Shire announces that it will buy U.S. company NPS Pharmaceuticals, Suki Virji, analyst at SCRIP Intelligence, discusses whether it will be a good deal.

  • Jan 11- Canada's Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp agreed to buy Pennsylvania- based OnCore Biopharma Inc to focus on developing hepatitis B virus treatment by combining multiple therapeutic methods. The implied market value of the merged company is about $750 million, based on Tekmira stock's closing price of $15.70 on the Nasdaq on Jan. 9, the companies said in a...

  • Shire buys NPS Pharma in $5.2 billion deal Sunday, 11 Jan 2015 | 12:08 PM ET

    Shire said it will acquire NPS Pharmaceuticals in an all-stock transaction for about $5.2 billion, the companies said on Sunday.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 9- Some 20 state attorneys general have joined the federal antitrust investigation of competing bids by Dollar General Corp and Dollar Tree Inc to buy Family Dollar Stores Inc, a development that potentially complicates the companies' efforts to win U.S. approval for a deal. Family Dollar, the No. 2 U.S. discount retailer, had previously disclosed...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 9- Some 20 state attorneys general have joined the federal antitrust investigation of competing bids by Dollar General Corp and Dollar Tree Inc to buy Family Dollar Stores Inc, a development that potentially complicates the companies' efforts to win U.S. approval for a deal. Family Dollar had previously disclosed that state attorneys general...

  • Media mergers hit 'pause button': Dick Parson  Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 7:19 AM ET

    Richard Parsons, former Time Warner CEO, checks out the media landscape. The FCC is trying to figure out where to chart its course, says Parsons.

  • Jan 8- Activist-investor Starboard Value LP has reiterated that Yahoo Inc should consider a merger with AOL Inc and cut costs to improve profits, spurred by media reports that Yahoo is exploring other large-scale acquisitions. Starboard, in September, urged Yahoo to consider merging with AOL on the grounds that a deal could create up to $1 billion in "synergies"...

  • BUZZ-YAHOO INC, AOL INC: STARBOARD KEEPS UP PRESSURE TO MERGE@** Yahoo's shares up 2.4 pct at $49.74; AOL's. **Starboard LP writes to Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, saying company should explore combination with AOL and cut costs to improve profits. **Up to Wednesday's close, AOL's stock had risen 7.3 pct and Yahoo's stock had risen 24.7 pct since Starboard delivered its...

  • *Bourse merger speculation lifts Dubai's DFM. DUBAI, Jan 8- Gulf stock markets extended gains on Thursday after oil rebounded slightly from its Wednesday low and several companies made positive announcements. Supported by a fall in U.S. crude oil inventories, Brent futures traded above $51 per barrel on Thursday after briefly dropping below $50 in the previous...

  • Lavazza bids for two French coffee brands Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 6:02 AM ET

    MILAN, Jan 8- Italy's Lavazza has made a binding offer of more than 600 million euros for two French coffee brands as it seeks to bolster revenues outside its domestic market, sources close to the situation said on Thursday. The two brands, L'Or and Grand Mere, were put up for sale to ease a merger of Mondelez International's coffee business with D.E. Master Blenders...

  • LISBON, Jan 8- Portugal Telecom SGPS has said next week's shareholder meeting to approve the sale of its former assets by merger partner Oi will take place as planned, quashing media speculation the vote might be postponed and boosting its shares. It was also supported by a ban on short-selling in Portugal Telecom shares declared by the market regulator CMVM for...

  • *Europe stocks edge up, China ending year on a high note. The stand-out global equity performer has been China, where the CSI300 index looked set to end 2014 with gains of nearly 50 percent. Featuring on Wednesday were hefty gains for China's biggest train makers, China CNR and CSR Corp, after they confirmed a $26 billion merger.